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    BEER THREAD!

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Mar 2008 13:34

    I unfortunately have been imbibing hardly at all since last fall, but with the end of the academic year upon us there are several send-offs on the schedule for the coming weeks (two for the graduating seniors and one for retiring faculty).

    As an apparent pisshead up T-Dot way was fond of saying in the good ole days...

    GOOD TIMES! :D


    (Yes, I checked, to be safe. The Good Doctor said, Tsukiai teido ni, ne. "Just enough to be sociable, OK?" ;) )

    (And of course my true motivation in starting this thread was benevolent: to give Spice Grandson another thread to post in besides the movie one. :lol: )
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    Postby Omphalos » 05 Mar 2008 13:36

    Well, arent you the thoughtful one?
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    Postby SandChigger » 05 Mar 2008 13:41

    (We need a shit-eating grinicon around here. ;) )

    As we head into spring and summer, the Japanese beer companies will be releasing a whole new slew of seasonal brands. I used to stop at a nearby konbini like Lawsons, FamiMart or 7-11 on the way home and pick up a small can or two to try with dinner.

    I've still got a can of Kirin Aki Aji "Autumn Flavor" in the fridge from last year. I love the can designs.

    Da beer inside ain't too bad, either! ;)
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    Postby GamePlayer » 05 Mar 2008 13:47

    "Beer sucks! I hate you and I hate the brands you like!" :)

    I haven't had a good drink since Christmas. I need some liquor soon :) Anyone else drink Newcastle Brown Ale? It's one of my favorite beers.

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    I also really like McEwans Scotch Ale. The stuff is great! And Grolsch is good stuff as well. I love imported beer.
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 05 Mar 2008 14:10

    McEwans kicks ass; I'm quite fond of that as a good example of a Scotch ale.

    I recently finished up some batches of homebrew I've been working on. I did a five gallon keg of cream stout, a five gallon bottled batch of an IPA and a five gallon bottled batch of an amber lager I made that came out surprisingly awesome (suprisingly in that it was a very simple recipe). I'll post some pint pics later :wink:
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    Postby Omphalos » 05 Mar 2008 14:23

    I went to a pub the other night (Sat) to watch the UFC fights and wound up putting away a large number of pitchers of Bellhaven with my friend. I love that stuff on bev gas, and not on CO2
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    Postby Tleszer » 05 Mar 2008 17:53

    I was wondering how long it would take for a beer thread to be made. Took longer than expected! :wink:
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    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Mar 2008 18:47

    The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon
    Through a straw
    The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon (stomp), through a straw.

    I walked right up
    I sat right down
    I ordered up
    another round.

    I placed my hand
    upon her knee
    she said GI
    your teasing me.

    I placed my hand
    upon her thigh
    she said GI
    that's way too high.

    I picked her up
    I laid her down
    her long blond hair
    lay all around.

    the wedding was
    a formal one
    her daddy had
    a white shotgun.

    and now I've got
    a mother-in-law
    and 14 kids
    who call me pa.

    The moral of
    the story's clear
    instead of bourbon
    (stomp)
    stick to beer!

    ~Army Cadence

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    Postby Fantômas » 05 Mar 2008 20:30

    Freakzilla wrote:The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon
    Through a straw
    The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon (stomp), through a straw.

    I walked right up
    I sat right down
    I ordered up
    another round.

    I placed my hand
    upon her knee
    she said GI
    your teasing me.

    I placed my hand
    upon her thigh
    she said GI
    that's way too high.

    I picked her up
    I laid her down
    her long blond hair
    lay all around.

    the wedding was
    a formal one
    her daddy had
    a white shotgun.

    and now I've got
    a mother-in-law
    and 14 kids
    who call me pa.

    The moral of
    the story's clear
    instead of bourbon
    (stomp)
    stick to beer!

    ~Army Cadence

    :D

    We sang this @ Fort Jackson, South Carolina. On the way up to Tank Hill.
    8)
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    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Mar 2008 20:32

    fantomas wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon
    Through a straw
    The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon (stomp), through a straw.

    I walked right up
    I sat right down
    I ordered up
    another round.

    I placed my hand
    upon her knee
    she said GI
    your teasing me.

    I placed my hand
    upon her thigh
    she said GI
    that's way too high.

    I picked her up
    I laid her down
    her long blond hair
    lay all around.

    the wedding was
    a formal one
    her daddy had
    a white shotgun.

    and now I've got
    a mother-in-law
    and 14 kids
    who call me pa.

    The moral of
    the story's clear
    instead of bourbon
    (stomp)
    stick to beer!

    ~Army Cadence

    :D

    We sang this @ Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
    8)


    OMG, you were in the US Army?

    What was your MOS?

    Considering it was at Ft. Jackson, I'm guessing it wasn't combat arms and there were women present.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Mar 2008 20:37

    No offense to any "potential" women present.

    They just didn't train you to shoot people and to... ummm, not shoot people in the same place when I was in the army.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Mar 2008 22:07

    I'm on the last two shots of a pint of Evan Williams... Since 1783... Kentucky's FIRST Distlillery.

    Thank you.

    I'd like to argue.
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 05 Mar 2008 22:59

    Freakzilla wrote:I'm on the last two shots of a pint of Evan Williams... Since 1783... Kentucky's FIRST Distlillery.

    Thank you.

    I'd like to argue.


    Is it really? I figured it was just a cheap JD knock-off. I don't feel so bad about going cheap and buying it now :wink:
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    Postby orald » 05 Mar 2008 23:46

    Beer is piss water: same color, probably same taste, only a bit more bitter(considering the composition of urine you practically know how it'll taste...even by the smell I'd say).

    I prefer "sweet" white wines something along the taste of champaign(if it's not considered a wine then remember I said "taste") and sweet liquers.
    I hate sour wines, just drink viniger, cheaper.

    Now, while I can appriciate some beer from time to time(sometimes I have a craving for it, among other foods and drinks), I generally don't like it.

    I usually drink maybe a bottle of beer every month or two, but if I have some sweet wine or liquer I usually can't resist taking a "sip here, sip there" until it's empty all too soon.

    I try to avoid alcohol entirely, and I never drink more than enough to make me a bit less "sharp" or sleepy, because I've seen how people behave when they do. I hate drunk people.
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    Postby Tyrant » 05 Mar 2008 23:47

    as far as beer im a corona man...but my drink of choice is crown and coke .. really any canadian whisky and coke...but crown in my # 1 choice
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    Postby Omphalos » 05 Mar 2008 23:57

    I could give a shit what people think of me when I'm drunk. Now mind you, I can hold liquor better than any of you pansies. But 99% of the time, I'm sitting in my buddy's house or my house when I drink. When I'm in a bar, who cares what someone thinks of me? Were in a goddam bar! As long as I'm not killing them with my car, they have nothing to complain about.
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    Postby Rakis » 06 Mar 2008 00:03

    Labatt Blue strong ale 10.5 % alcool :shock:
    Heineken once in a while 8)
    Budweiser with a shot of Jack Daniels :P
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    Postby orald » 06 Mar 2008 00:09

    Now Omph here is an example of why you shouldn't type when you're drunk. :P

    I have a pair of good neighboors who seem to drink almost every night at their apartment, and while the guy can kinda hold his drinks a bit longer or just restrains himself better, the woman doesn't seem to.
    I've seen how she becomes a total crackpot, and I sure don't like it.

    I can't believe how people knowingly turn themselves into moronic, violant lackwits with alcohol and other drugs. If someone wants to calm down, ok I guess, little bit of alcohol doesn't matter much, but not getting pissed drunk.

    My uncle was an alcoholic and died from complications of drinking, but before that he managed to get a stroke from those complications and it wasn't a very lovely sight. I sure am happy he died and it couldn't have come sooner.
    In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 06 Mar 2008 00:17

    Tyrant wrote:as far as beer im a corona man...but my drink of choice is crown and coke .. really any canadian whisky and coke...but crown in my # 1 choice


    Okay, now you're talking. Crown Royal goes great with almost anything :)
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    Postby Robspierre » 06 Mar 2008 00:23

    Shiner Bock
    Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
    Ayinger

    usually any good dark beer.

    I also have been known to drink some good single malt such as Ardbeg or Oban :D

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    Postby valys » 06 Mar 2008 08:31

    Hehey, found my favourite thread :D

    I'm not really too pretentious when it comes to beer, I think the company is more important :wink:

    I'd rather drink heineken, but I have a weak spot for Timisoreana. Being the local patriot that I am, I take pride in the fact that this is one of the oldest brands of beer in this part of Europe, founded in 1718.
    The story is pretty funny, actually. Around that time (early 18th century), these parts were unter turkish rule. The austrians came and pretty much kicked their asses (the Otoman Empire was begining to crumble anyway), and this side of Romania was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire for a while. So when the austrian soldiers garissoned here, they found the taste of water horibble, this being a marshy land, they being used with the clear waters of "mountany" Austria. So what do you do when you don't like the water somwhere? You make a beer factory :mrgreen:
    The factory still exists, beer is produced in (mostly) the same buildings as in 1718, of course, with modern equipment. I think they did a "short" on Discovery about it.

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    Postby SandChigger » 06 Mar 2008 10:18

    valys wrote:the Otoman Empire was begining to crumble anyway

    As is only right and proper for any country, culture or religion that outright prohibits imbibing even the weeest of drams. It ain't natural. ;)

    (But ya gotta give 'em props for funny hats.)
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    Postby Omphalos » 06 Mar 2008 11:58

    GamePlayer wrote:
    Tyrant wrote:as far as beer im a corona man...but my drink of choice is crown and coke .. really any canadian whisky and coke...but crown in my # 1 choice


    Okay, now you're talking. Crown Royal goes great with almost anything :)


    I like to wash it down with a nice single malt.
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    Postby Fantômas » 06 Mar 2008 12:10

    Freakzilla wrote:
    fantomas wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon
    Through a straw
    The prettiest girl
    I ever saw
    Was sipping bourbon (stomp), through a straw.

    I walked right up
    I sat right down
    I ordered up
    another round.

    I placed my hand
    upon her knee
    she said GI
    your teasing me.

    I placed my hand
    upon her thigh
    she said GI
    that's way too high.

    I picked her up
    I laid her down
    her long blond hair
    lay all around.

    the wedding was
    a formal one
    her daddy had
    a white shotgun.

    and now I've got
    a mother-in-law
    and 14 kids
    who call me pa.

    The moral of
    the story's clear
    instead of bourbon
    (stomp)
    stick to beer!

    ~Army Cadence

    :D

    We sang this @ Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
    8)


    OMG, you were in the US Army?

    What was your MOS?

    Considering it was at Ft. Jackson, I'm guessing it wasn't combat arms and there were women present.


    Parachute Rigger. Our barracks @ Fort Jackson were on top of a man made hill called "Tank Hill" and I think they told us these barracks were from World War II. I do not know but they were very old and impossible to keep clean ( sand everywhere )t. There were other barracks called Hollywood and they were modern & had A/C, mine did not. Our motto was "Cold Steel". I drove my main drill instructor (Sargeant) mad. :roll:

    Yes there were women, but in separate barracks, a lot of them got hurt in the obstacle course, knees, pelvis injuries, broken legs and ankles.

    Has anyone tried Presidente? It is a Pilsner type.
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 06 Mar 2008 12:33

    orald wrote:Beer is piss water: same color, probably same taste, only a bit more bitter(considering the composition of urine you practically know how it'll taste...even by the smell I'd say).

    I prefer "sweet" white wines something along the taste of champaign(if it's not considered a wine then remember I said "taste") and sweet liquers.
    I hate sour wines, just drink viniger, cheaper.

    Now, while I can appriciate some beer from time to time(sometimes I have a craving for it, among other foods and drinks), I generally don't like it.

    I usually drink maybe a bottle of beer every month or two, but if I have some sweet wine or liquer I usually can't resist taking a "sip here, sip there" until it's empty all too soon.

    I try to avoid alcohol entirely, and I never drink more than enough to make me a bit less "sharp" or sleepy, because I've seen how people behave when they do. I hate drunk people.


    You just haven't had any of my beers :wink: they don't resemble anything close to piss water.
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